Recreational Class Descriptions:

Elite Ballet & Pointe
We offer ballet classes for ages 3 and up. Ballet is the foundation to proper training with developing correct posture, a firm core, and beautiful technique which is important to be a successful dancer. Pointe classes are available upon evaluation and teacher placements.

Class Attire: Black leotard, pink or black tights, pink leather ballet shoes. Ballet skirt or dance shorts may be worn over the leotard. All ballet dancers must have their hair in a bun for class.* For the Ballet/Tap Combo Classes, any color leotard is acceptable.

Pointe 1: Teacher Approval required
Pointe 2: Teacher Approval required

Elite Ballet 1: ages 7-9
Elite Ballet 2: ages 9-11
Elite Ballet 3: ages 12-14
Elite Ballet 4: 15+

Jazz classes are vibrant and energetic consisting of unique moves set to a quicker rhythm and incorporates different styles of turns and leaps. To excel in jazz, dancers need a strong background in ballet, as it encourages grace and balance.

Class Attire: Dance pants or dance shorts, fitted tank top or leotard and black jazz shoes. Dancers should have their hair pulled back and secured out of their face.

Mini Jazz - 3-6yrs
Beg: 7-10yrs
Int: 11-14yrs
Adv: 15+

Tap is an energetic dance class that teaches quick precise foot movement creating audible rhythmic beats. Tap dance classes are available for children 3 years of age to 8 in a combo class. 

Class Attire: Dance shorts with tights or dance pants, fitted tank or leotard, and black tap shoes. Dancers should have their hair pulled back and secured out of their face.

Lyrical dance lessons are a modern contemporary form of dance that utilizes ballet technique but encourages the use of emotions and personal interpretation in movements. 
Lyrical dance classes are available for ages 10 and up. Dance students are placed in levels 1 - 3 based on dance skill. It is highly encouraged that dancers wanting to enroll in this form of dance take ballet classes to build the proper technique that the lyrical style requires.

Class Attire: Leotard or fitted tank top, dance shorts with tights or dance pants, and tan lyrical footies. Dancers should have their hair pulled back and secured out of their face.

Beg: 7-10yrs
Int: 11-14yrs
Adv: 15+

Hip Hop
Hip Hop dance classes offer hard hitting "street" style movements, a dance style where movements are fast paced, low and grounded. Hip hop classes start at 3 years old. Entrance into the advanced hip hop class is based on the instructor's permission. The Hip Hop dance taught at Spotlight Dance Academy is award winning in state and national competitions and unlike any other in the area.

Class Attire: Sweat pants or dance pants, with a fitted tank top or t-shirt and black hip hop sneakers. Dancers should have their hair pulled back and secured out of their face.

Hip Hop Tots: 3-6yrs
Beg: 7-10yrs
Int: 11-14yrs
Adv: 15+

Adult Classes
During our Adult Dance Class you will learn a variety of genres! These classes are for adults who would like to get back into dance OR would like to start learning dance. No dance experience necessary, just come to learn and have fun.

Bonus Classes:

Bonus classes focus on mastering skills without the need to learn choreography for dance performance


Technique classes are offered to improve dancers technical abilities without learning choreography. It gives them the chance to spend an entire class devoted to perfect their skills and expand on their knowledge gained in ballet classes. 

Hip Hop Tricks

During Hip Hop Tricks class students will learn various tricks used during hip hop routines. It gives students the opportunity to learn the tricks step by step that teachers do not have time to teach during hip hop classes. There are two different levels offered: Beginner/Intermediate and Intermediate/Advanced. For students unsure of which level to take, email to schedule an evaluation.

Stretch and Conditioning

This class is offered for students wanting to increase their strength, endurance and flexibility. Students will be pushed to challenge their bodies and become stronger, more focused dancers.


Leaps and Turns is a class that extensively breaks down all aspects of a variety of leaps and turns. 


Improv is the process of spontaneously creating movement. Improvised movement material is created through explorations in level changes, shapes and dynamics; done individually and in small/large groups. Dancers will learn to create movement in their bodies without prior thought or judgement.